The Getaway isn't the best Red Hot Chili Peppers album-far from it. However, it's one of their better ones they've released in their later career, and Anthony Kiedist's voice is on target with the rest of the band. The Getaway balances the Peppers music together perfectly, complete with fast rapping tracks and slower melodies. It's not classic Chilis, but it comes pretty damn close.
One thing that's clear about The Getaway is Anthnony Kiedis is stronger then ever. His voice is brilliantly strong following strong and powerful lyrics, and of course, raps about states. The lyrics in The Getaway are particularly strong as well and better then anything the Peppers have released over the past half dozen years or so. In tunes like 'We See Red' and 'The Longest Wave', the lyrics stand out more so then any other part of the song, which has always been a Red Hot Chili Peppers strong point.
Josh Klinghoffer, the new stand alone guitarist for the Peppers since 2009, proves he's on target as well with songs like 'Goodbye Angels'. While nobody can ever replace John Frusciante, Klinghoffer does an impressive job and can jam out with any new Peppers song.
The Getaway is also an impressive attempt for the Peppers to fit into the modern rock world of today, and for the most part, they've successfully done it.
Produced by Danger Mouse, The Getaway isn't the year's best album or the Peppers. However, it's a great listen to from beginning to end, and most die hard fans of the band won't be disappointed.